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The Resource Gold Coast diasporas : identity, culture, and power, Walter C. Rucker

Gold Coast diasporas : identity, culture, and power, Walter C. Rucker

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Gold Coast diasporas : identity, culture, and power
Title
Gold Coast diasporas
Title remainder
identity, culture, and power
Statement of responsibility
Walter C. Rucker
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Language
eng
Summary
"Although they came from distinct polities and peoples who spoke different languages, slaves from the African Gold Coast were collectively identified by Europeans as 'Coromantee' or 'Mina.' Why these ethnic labels were embraced and how they were utilized by enslaved Africans to develop new group identities is the subject of Walter C. Rucker's absorbing study. Rucker examines the social and political factors that contributed to the creation of New World ethnic identities and assesses the ways displaced Gold Coast Africans used familiar ideas about power as a means of understanding, defining, and resisting oppression. He explains how performing Coromantee and Mina identity involved a common set of concerns and the creation of the ideological weapons necessary to resist the slavocracy. These weapons included obeah powders, charms, and potions; the evolution of 'peasant' consciousness and the ennoblement of common people; increasingly aggressive displays of masculinity; and the empowerment of women as leaders, spiritualists, and warriors, all of which marked sharp breaks or reformulations of patterns in their Gold Coast past"--Provided by publisher
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N$T
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Blacks in the diaspora
Gold Coast diasporas : identity, culture, and power, Walter C. Rucker
Label
Gold Coast diasporas : identity, culture, and power, Walter C. Rucker
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt16xwb8b
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: Social Life and Death -- Gold Coast Backgrounds -- Making the Gold Coast Diaspora -- Slavery, Ethnogenesis, and Social Resurrection -- Part Two: Social Resurrection and Empowerment -- State, Governance, and War -- Obeah, Oaths, and Ancestral Spirits -- Women, Regeneration, and Power -- Postscript
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online
Isbn
9780253017017
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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Specific material designation
remote

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